VIO L212 is the system chosen to power the prestigious auditorium of La Seine Musicale, an avant-garde venue located in Paris on the occasion of the World Hip-Hop Dance Championship 2019. The PA dBTechnologies was designed on the basis of the event and a room acoustics for around 6,000 spectators.

The largest dBTechnologies line array system VIO L212 arrives in Paris and enters one of the most beautiful venues in Europe: on the evening of February 23, the Seine Musicale hosted the energetic final of Paris Battle Pro, the final dedicated to the 2019 edition of the Hip-Hop Dance World Championship.

The PA consisted of VIO L212, VIO L210 used as reinforcement in front fill and side fill and the VIO S218 subwoofer, in the following configuration:

32 VIO L212 (16 per side in two clusters)
8 VIO L210 as front fill
2 VIO L210 in ground stack as side fill
24 VIO S218 (12 per side) in ground stack in hybrid arc delay configuration

La Seine Musicale is a cultural centre dedicated to music and performing arts and located on the Île Seguin in the western area of Paris. Its futuristic and impressive structure stands out in the surrounding landscape like a representative landmark of the progress and architectural avant-garde of one of the most famous art cities in the world. The building’s eclectic structure conceals a raised egg-shaped auditorium exclusively designed for classical music performances; the structure also includes numerous rehearsal rooms and a large roof garden; the most important and constitutive part of the complex’s identity, however, is the Grande Seine, a modern concert hall with a total capacity of 6,000 spectators.

After the success of the 2016 edition at the Dôme de Marseille, at the Zénith de Toulouse in 2017, at the Zénith de Lille in 2018, Paris is the next stop for the “hip-hop way of life”; it is a matter of lifestyle because the hip-hop world is much more than a street dance made of urban suggestions which are closely linked to the 80s culture and society: the hip-hop genre involves dance as much as music, language, fashion, cinema and many other arts and activities that this evening have been staged and represented by DJs, MCs, dancers, musicians and international talents from different backgrounds.

So much variety has given rise to a show oriented to the creation of small urban masterpieces, together with the phases of the competition.

dBTechnologies participated in an evening made of pure energy, the most suitable habitat for VIO L212, full-scale line array of the VIO Series, designed for large touring and for all locations of great extension.


dBTechnologies’ INGENIA series reaches its full potential with RDNet-EH: a simple, easy-to-mount accessory able to add real-time-control capability to all models of INGENIA series. 

Ingenia RDNet-EH
Accessory handle with RD-net connection for Ingenia active speakers
INGENIA series represents quite a one-of-its-kind system in active speakers’ scenario: not a simple active speaker, not a column system, not a conventional line source system.
The INGENIA series consists of four models with a power ranging from 400W to 900W.
All models are designed to work individually, but they can also be coupled by simply turning one speaker upside down and placing it upon the other one.
Thanks to infrared technology, INGENIA detects the presence of a second speaker, and an onboard-configuration wizard automatically sets up the system in order to ensure the best coverage and acoustic coherence.
Users can easily control the system through an intuitive OLED display. In facts, behind the simple interface runs a cutting-edge processing which manages mix, coverage steering, EQ levels and input devices.

Now INGENIA’s advanced DSP runs even further by adding remote control capability to the system in use.
In facts, thanks to RDNet-EH, all Ingenia speakers can be remote-controlled via RDNet protocol and Aurora Net software, adding further versatility and ease of use to one of dBTechnologies’ more complete systems.

RDNet-EH substitute standard INGENIA’s handle and allows both control of a single-element system or a coupled-element system (two stacked Ingenias of the same model).
Users can easily unmount standard INGENIA lower handle by themselves and substitute it with RDNet-EH, which makes the system ready for RDNet connection.
This way, the PA manager easily optimizes the system’s EQ and enables digital steering functions, even to a flown or wall mounted system, adapting INGENIA PAs to the venue and application (speech, playback or live music) in use.


Aurora net is a control software solution developed by dBTechnologies to provide advanced control and monitoring for its professional audio systems. The solution is cross-platform native and replaces the manufacturer’s Network software, while offering additional functionality.

When connected via Ethernet, Aurora net facilitates detailed DSP control and manages digital audio using the Dante protocol. Its user interface has been laid out to provide complete control of a dBTechnologies PA system from a single screen, while each individual element is detailed using the zoom feature.

The manufacturer has also expanded its ES family with the ES 1203 column PA system. This is described as ‘a complete stereo sound system encompassing its predecessors’ versatility with striking SPLs’. A tri-amped digital active solution with 2,400W of power with Digipro G4 amp technology, it comprises two passive wooden tops and an active wooden subwoofer. ES 1203 also features a DSP interface, on-board five-channel mixer, Bluetooth audio receiver, input channel modes for mic, instrument or line, and can be configured for mono, stereo or double column applications.

And, to deliver ‘the perfect low-end extension of Vio arrays whenever a particularly long-throw is needed’, dBTechnologies has released the Vio S118 flyable active subwoofer, built with an 18-inch neodymium woofer. Its integrated flying hardware is designed specifically to be compatible with the Vio L210 and its cabinet includes a modular slot for network and digital audio expansion cards.

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